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UPS Driver's Reaction to First Paycheck Goes Viral

Cuban-born Yoel Garcia reminds Americans to be grateful for what they have

(Newser) - Yoel Garcia has experienced a lot of firsts since immigrating to the US from Cuba in 2021—from voting in a free and fair election to sitting on Santa's knee —many of which he and his Cuban-American wife, Marissa, have shared with their hundreds of thousands of followers...

Homeowners Find Moose Trapped in Basement

Young moose fell through window well at Alaska home

(Newser) - Firefighters in Alaska say a young moose was returned to the wild happy and healthy after an unusual rescue over the weekend. The moose was carried out of a home in Soldotna, around 150 miles southwest of Anchorage, after it fell into the basement through a window well, Fox reports....

At 95, She's Up for 'Best New Artist'
At 95, She Won
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At 95, She Won for 'Best New Artist'

Angela Alvarez's debut album earns her a Latin Grammy

(Newser) - She won! A 95-year-old singer/songwriter named Angela Alvarez has won the Latin Grammy for best new artist, reports the Guardian . “To those who have yet to make their dreams come true, know that although life is hard, there’s always a way out and with faith and love everything...

Police K-9 Finds Missing 80-Year-Old Hunter

Michigan man had fallen into a river multiple times on a freezing day

(Newser) - A police K-9 unit in Michigan rescued a missing 80-year-old hunter on a frigid day. State troopers in Lovells Township followed Loki as the dog tracked the hunter's scent and located him by the Au Sable River less than a mile from his home, reports the Detroit News . The...

Novel Treatment Saves Girl From Rare Disorder

Ayla Bashir of Ottawa was treated in the womb for Pompe disease, which claimed her sisters

(Newser) - Ayla Bashir is a perfectly normal 16-month-old toddler in Ottawa, all thanks to a novel treatment for a rare genetic disease that claimed the lives of two sisters, reports the CBC . Ayla became the first child in the world to be treated in the womb for severe infantile Pompe disease,...

He Lost 30 Years of Memories. Wife Says Love Brought It Back
He Lost 30 Years of Memories.
His Wife Came Up With a Plan
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He Lost 30 Years of Memories. His Wife Came Up With a Plan

A motorcycle accident took Andrew Mackenzie's memories—for a time

(Newser) - The second-scariest moment of Kristy Mackenzie's life came when a driver ran a stop sign and collided with the motorcycle carrying her and her husband Andrew on June 19. They were thrown 60 feet from the bike and suffered horrific injuries: Andrew, 58, broke two vertebrae, a pelvic bone,...

Baby's First Appearance: in Freeway's Carpool Lane

It all went relatively smoothly, to Ally and Jeffrey Kiyomura's relief

(Newser) - Ally Kiyomura's contractions were four minutes apart when husband Jeffrey began driving her to a California hospital for the birth of their baby girl. He was sure they had time to get there. Ally soon realized they did not. As KNBC reports, the baby was born in the carpool...

This Christmas Ad 'Will Leave You Staring Into the Abyss'

Mostly in a good way, though reaction is mixed to John Lewis & Partners' poignant holiday promo

(Newser) - It's that time of year when Christmas ads start flooding the landscape, and some retailers are trying to take a "more muted approach" as people continue to struggle with inflation and the cost of necessities, reports the BBC . One promotion in particular, by the John Lewis & Partners...

'Miracle' COVID Patient Heads Home —After 453 Days

Weaymon 'Dub' Crochet, after 15 months in Texas hospitals, says: 'God [gave] me all his angels'

(Newser) - The average length of a patient's stay in a hospital while being treated for COVID is about a week or so, per CDC stats from April. A Texas man has surpassed that length of time and then some, and his survival is now being hailed as a "miracle....

Miss Argentina Marries Miss Puerto Rico

Beauty queens Mariana Varela, Fabiola Valentin dated secretly before tying the knot Friday

(Newser) - Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentin were rivals at the 2020 Miss Grand International competition, as representatives of Argentina and Puerto Rico, respectively. But the beauty queens remained close after finishing in the top 10. Very, very close . As the pair revealed Thursday, they've not only been secretly dating but...

Cat Travels 7K Miles to Reunite With Ukrainian Girl in US

Arsenii was transported by motorcycle, car, and plane to get back to Agnessa, 10, now in Calif.

(Newser) - When Maria Bezhenar and her family fled Odesa, Ukraine, in February as Russian forces invaded their homeland, they were forced to leave behind some "precious belongings," per KHON2 . Among those items: their family pets, including their cat, Arsenii. The family of six—Bezhenar, her mother, her husband Aleksander,...

School Bus Drivers Team Up to Save Toddler

Child had been in vehicle that was stolen

(Newser) - A pair of school bus drivers in Michigan teamed up to get a toddler to safety. As WZZM reports, Kentwood bus driver Dave Skinner was flagged down by a frantic man one morning last week who told Skinner that somebody had stolen his car with his 2-year-old son inside. Skinner...

Horse That Ran Wild for 8 Years Is Back Home

'It's crazy,' says owner of Mongo in Utah

(Newser) - It's not too unusual to hear stories about lost dogs being reunited with their families after long stretches. Cats, too . But stallions? Such is the case in northwestern Utah, where Mongo the horse is back home after eight years of roaming the desert with his wild cousins, reports KUTV...

Cat Who Vanished 9 Years Ago Turns Up 1K Miles From Home

Calif. owner has no idea how Harriet ended up in Idaho

(Newser) - A cat who disappeared from her California home nine years ago has been found, but no one has a clue what she's been doing for nearly a decade, nor how she ended up wandering the streets of a small Idaho city more than 1,000 miles away. The Washington ...

Just One Teen on the Planet Aced This Test

Felix Zhang of Indiana apparently knows his calculus

(Newser) - On planet Earth, some 270,000 students took the AP Calculus AB exam in May 2022. About 20% of them scored a 5, which is the highest score possible. But Felix Zhang did something no one else did: The Indiana high schooler got a perfect score. Then a sophomore at...

John Cena Sets a Really Sweet Record

He breaks Make-a-Wish record with more than 650

(Newser) - John Cena has fulfilled the wishes of 650 kids with critical illnesses who wanted to meet him, a world record for the most wishes fulfilled through the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Guinness World Records confirmed the news last week, USA Today reports, and it's the record by a long shot: No...

A Fugitive Seal Turns Himself In to Cops

Shoebert eluded capture, then showed up at police station in Beverly, Massachusetts

(Newser) - A gray seal that wandered into a Massachusetts pond and evaded authorities’ attempts to capture him turned himself after waddling up to the local police station, per the AP . The gray seal first appeared earlier this month in Shoe Pond in the city of Beverly, northeast of Boston. The animal...

US Has Never Had More Cancer Survivors
US Has Never Had More
Cancer Survivors
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US Has Never Had More Cancer Survivors

Researchers count 18M

(Newser) - A record 18 million people in the US can describe themselves with two important words: "cancer survivor." That's up 1 million from last year, according to a study by the American Association for Cancer Research, per CNN . The story notes that only 3 million cancer survivors were...

Blind Dog Falls Into Hole, Another Dog Triggers Rescue

Cesar, a very good boy, is doing fine in Pasadena after firefighters get him out

(Newser) - Firefighters have rescued a 13-year-old blind dog that fell into a hole at a California construction site. According to KABC , the dog named Cesar lives next to the site in Pasadena with his owner. The dog apparently wandered onto the site, said Cesar's owner, Mary, who declined to give...

Some Heroes Don't Wear Capes. They Wear Chick-fil-A Uniforms

Mykel Gordon praised for helping woman with baby during alleged carjacking in Okaloosa County, Fla.

(Newser) - A fast-food employee saved the day this week during a terrifying alleged carjacking attempt in Florida. Per a release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, a woman was getting her baby out of her car Wednesday in the parking lot of a Chick-fil-A in Fort Walton Beach when she...

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